My current birds are from Abendroth Hatchery in Waterloo, WI, and it is a clean and wonderful place to get chicks from! The people there are so gentle with the chicks and so nice too! I have an interest in getting some breeds they don't sell there though, and I'm wondering where I can go...or if there are any other local hatcheries. I will eventually end up ordering from mypetchicken.com if I can't find any other place to go I guess. I checked Ideal and Meyer, and they don't have what I want available until next year...at least for Ideal anyway. (and I only need a few more hens) I would LOVE to find some local hatcheries or backyard/hobby breeders somewhere nearby. Any thoughts? Thanks!